Bluegrass group to play at Norton

Bluegrass Circle will perform at 7:30 p.m., May 3, at The Country Cabin II in Norton, Va. The new facility is located across Alternate Rte. 58 from the original Country Cabin, 1 1/2 miles west of Norton. For more information, call (276) 679-3541.

Ernie Thacker, Route 23 to perform at Appalshop

Ernie Thacker and Route 23, Pincastle Record artists, will perform on 88.7 WMMT’s “Bluegrass Express Live” on Thursday, May 8, in the Appalshop Theater in downtown Whitesburg and live on WMMT. The theater is located at 91 Madison Ave, and the performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for students. For reservations, call (606) […]

Tyme to perform

East KY Tyme will play at the Hemphill Community Center on Friday, May 2, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The group will also perform on Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Gordon Fire Department. For more information, call Astor Taylor at (606) 633-2708.


This guide is published by The Mountain Eagle as a public service to help keep readers informed about entertainment events within driving distance of Letcher County. All dates are subject to change. Always check with the venues listed before traveling long distances. ROCK, POP, BLUES RAP, CHRISTIAN CHRIS JANSON; Thu., May 15 in Whitesburg at The Summit City. Admission $10. […]

Summit City announces new shows

Chris Janson has been touring with Hank Jr., Skynyrd; Landes is from Ky.

Nashville recording artist Chris Janson has been compared favorably to a combination of Mick Jagger and Hank Williams Sr., and is currently on tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. On Thursday, May 15, Janson will bring his high-octane country-rock show to the Summit City in Whitesburg. Admission for the 8 p.m. show is $10. Before Janson was selected […]

Orange Peel one of five best, magazine says

Rolling Stone magazine has told the rest of the nation what music fans from this region have known for some time – that the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina is one of the best concert venues in the United States. In its May 1 “Best of Rock 2008” issue, Rolling Stone placed the Orange Peel (capacity 942) at the […]

Former Millstone man dies at 84

Former Millstone resident Hershel Back, 84, of Covington, died April 28. Back was a retired machinist from Ford Motor Company, and a U.S Army veteran of World War II where he served on D-Day and was promoted to sergeant in the field. He was a member of the Latonia Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose Lodge of Covington, and United Auto […]

Manford ‘Bud’ Arnold is buried at Jeremiah

Funeral services for Manford Ray “Bud” Arnold, 71, were held April 28 at Letcher Funeral Home. Burial was in the Adams family cemetery at Jeremiah. A son of the late Ray and Mary Jane Bates Arnold, he died April 25 at Whitesburg Appalachian Regional Hospital. He is survived by a daughter, Joanie Dixon, Elk Creek; a son, Timothy D. Arnold, […]

Services are set for Joan Ison, 73

Letcher County native Joan Ison, 73, died April 27 at her home in Moores Hill, Ind. Born in Whitesburg, she was a daughter of the late James and Easter Ison Akemon and the mother of the late Shelia Ann Ison. She was a member of the Faith Freewill Baptist Church at Moores Hill. Surviving are her husband, Irvin Ison; two […]

Mark Bolen dies

Funeral services for Mark Graham Bolen, 48, of Winchester, were held April 29 in Hindman. Burial was in the Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery at Litt Carr. A son of Edmon and Eleanor Bolen of Pinetop, he was born in Berea, Ohio. He died April 25 at Clark County Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Surviving in addition to his parents are […]

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